8 ways to clean a candle jar so you can reuse it

8 ways to clean a candle jar so you can reuse it

Jan 11, 2023Sarah barton

Candle jars are a versatile and attractive addition to any home, but once the candle is finished, it can be tough to get the wax out and reuse the jar. Here are 8 ways to clean a candle jar so you can reuse it for storage, flowers, or another candle.

  1. Place the jar in the freezer for a few hours or overnight. This will cause the wax to contract, making it easier to remove.

  2. Use a butter knife or spoon to gently scrape away as much wax as possible. Be careful not to scratch the glass.

  3. If the wax is stubborn, try using a hair dryer on a low heat setting to melt it. Be sure to hold the jar with a towel to avoid burns.

  4. Once you have removed as much wax as possible, fill the jar with hot water and a squirt of dish soap. Let it sit for a few minutes to loosen any remaining wax.

  5. Use a sponge or scrub brush to scrub the inside of the jar, paying special attention to any remaining wax. Rinse thoroughly with hot water.

  6. If you still have trouble getting all of the wax out, try using a mixture of equal parts vinegar and hot water. The acidity of the vinegar can help dissolve the wax.

  7. Another option is to fill the jar with hot water and a few drops of essential oil, such as eucalyptus or lemon. The oil can help break down the wax and leave a pleasant scent.

  8. If you have a lot of candle jars to clean, try using a pot of boiling water. Place the jar in the water and let it sit until the wax has melted. Be sure to use tongs to handle the hot jar.

With a little elbow grease and the right technique, it's easy to clean a candle jar and reuse it for something new. Whether you want to store small items, display flowers, or even make a new candle, these 8 methods should help you get the job done.

P.S: When you shop with us, you can return your empty jar for re-use and we’ll give you a 10% discount off your next purchase!

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